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The Republic

Plato

The Republic (380 BC) by Plato is a Socratic dialogue, concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. As Plato’s best-known work, it has proven to be one of the world’s most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually and historically. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society.

The Republic (380 BC) by Plato is a Socratic dialogue, concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. As Plato’s best-known work, it has proven to be one of the world’s most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually and historically. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The Republic (380 BC) by Plato is a Socratic dialogue, concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. As Plato’s best-known work, it has proven to be one of the world’s most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually and historically. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Doyle

Length:

12h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

43:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

52:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

39:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

38:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:32